Get the most for your fast-food money

Tribune Staff • Oct 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM

It’s difficult to avoid grabbing a meal now and then from a fast-food restaurant, so here are tips on getting the most bang out of your dollar-menu buck.

The Savings Angel’s “chief executive angel,” Josh Elledge, recently posted on the organization’s blog some ways to save at popular chain fast-food establishments.

Take breakfast, for example: Elledge says eggs add quite a bit to the cost.

“For example, the typical price point for a McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin (sausage and cheese on an English muffin) is $1.29 to $1.49. But order a Sausage McMuffin with Egg and the price jumps to between $2.89 and $3.49! Skip the egg, and save huge,” he wrote.

Elledge also says Subway is a below-the-radar saver — “by far their sandwiches are the most filling (perfect for feeding two people) because you add all the veggies you want. Plus, if your location offers breakfast any time of day, you can save over almost any sub since breakfast choices cost $1 to $2 less for the same size.”

Read the complete savings blog post: “How to get the most for your money out of fast food.”

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